I just turned 66. I take no drugs; I haven't been to a doctor for 6.5 years. I was on disability, but I was on my husband's ins. I have never used Medicare. I was enrolled in Medicare A, and I didn't have to get part B until after 2012 when my husband's health got too bad for him to work, but I've never used it at all. I didn't get to enroll last year when I turned 65. Is it too late for me to get it? I may take ibuprofen 3 or 4 times a year.
You will have to call Medicare, 800-633-4227 and ask them about this. There is an open enrollment period every year during which you likely will be able to add Part B and a drug plan to your Part A coverage, but you need to call them to find out when this will take place and what you need to do. Even though you have never used your Part A, you are still enrolled, so you'd only be adding Part B, etc.
Updated on August 6, 2018
By Sondra Rochelle